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1622 Forest Pl, Evanston, IL 60201
6 Beds
11 Baths
12,429 sqft


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This true one-of-a-kind masterpiece is luxury on a whole new level. The remarkable 1622 Forest Place is a meticulously-revitalized grand estate, perfectly located on the shores of Lake Michigan, and just 17 minutes north of downtown Chicago. This distinguished 6-bedroom home offers unparalleled luxury and modern amenities throughout, vintage integrity and charm, and breathtaking lake views at every turn. And sits on over half an acre with lush gardens, charming walkways, grand bluestone terraces, and a stunning 2-bedroom/2.5 bath luxury coach house over a 6-car heated garage with two electric car charging stations. It doesn't get any better than this! The lakefront estate was originally built as a Queen Anne Victorian mansion in 1883 before being reimagined as a Tudor home by Mayo and Mayo in 1910. The recent transformation, completed in 2016, masterfully revitalized and restored original details such as windows, moldings, and mantles. And incorporated modern amenities like geothermal heating, a 4-story elevator, a top-notch chef's kitchen, spa bathrooms with heated floors, etc. The result is a 6-bedroom, 6 full- and 5 half- bath manor with beautifully-proportioned, light-filled rooms and elegant sophistication and exquisite finishes at every turn. As you enter the residence, the stately foyer sets the tone, as the sprawling grand staircase and richly-detailed millwork can take your breath away. The spacious living room is like no other, warmed by a limestone fireplace and lined with windows and french doors that offer breathtaking views of the lake. The adjacent sun room enjoys a front row seat to the ever-changing scenes of the lake. The handsomely-paneled office has a grand limestone fireplace and custom built-in shelving. In the dining room, you'll find an amazing original fresco, surrounding a stunning crystal chandelier. The state-of-the-art kitchen includes loads of custom cabinetry, high-end stainless steel appliances, and a huge stone island with seating. The kitchen opens onto the breakfast room, with its own cozy fireplace and lined in French doors that open onto the rear bluestone terrace. As you ascend the main staircase, you find the library with its paneled bookshelves, leaded-glass windows, and a hearty fireplace. An expansive second floor landing offers the convenience of a full built-in beverage center outside the five luxurious bedroom suites. Each bedroom has a private, spa-worthy bath with heated floors, in-mirror tvs, and intricate marble tilework. The primary suite overlooks the park and lake and has a separate private sitting room. Four of the bedroom suites have their own private fireplace. One suite has a private terrace overlooking the back gardens. The third level offers a spacious one-bedroom apartment complete with a full kitchen, office, living room, and a private rooftop deck. The lower level offers a myriad of recreational pursuits including a billiard room with a wet bar, media room, spa/massage room with his and hers baths, and an exercise room, and walks out to the charming gardens. Located in Evanston's iconic Lakeshore Historic District, and steps from Northwestern University and downtown Evanston's world-class dining, shopping, entertainment, 1622 Forest Place is one of the North Shore's most significant properties and must be experienced in person. Call for a private showing.
  • Price:
  • $4,200,000
  • Bedrooms:
  • 6
  • Full Baths:
  • 6
  • Half Baths:
  • 5
  • Square Footage:
  • 12,429
  • Acreage:
  • 0.51
  • Year Built:
  • 1884
  • Listing ID #:
  • 10855537
  • Street Address:
  • 1622 Forest Pl
  • City:
  • Evanston
  • State:
  • Illinois
  • Postal Code:
  • 60201
  • County:
  • Cook
  • Community:
  • Evanston
  • Listing Status:
  • Active
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Dewey Elementary School
School Grade Level K-5
School Students 490 students
School Teachers 14 student/
out of 5

Nichols Middle School
School Grade Level 6-8
School Students 800 students
School Teachers 11 student/
out of 5

Evanston Twp High School
School Grade Level 9-12
School Students 2959 students
School Teachers 13 student/
  • Age Of Dwelling:
  • 100+ Years
  • Basement Description:
  • Finished, Exterior Access, Egress Window
  • Ease Of Access:
  • 32 Inch Or More Wide Doors, Entry Slope Less Than 1 Foot, Other Main Level Modifications, Ramp - Main Level, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Exterior Description:
  • Stucco
  • Exterior Features:
  • Patio, Porch, Roof Deck, Breezeway
  • Fireplace Location:
  • Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Other, Bedroom, Den/Library
  • Has Handicap Features:
  • Yes
  • Interior Features:
  • Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Bar-Dry, Elevator, Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, Built-In Features
  • Number Of Fireplaces:
  • 9
  • Stories:
  • 3 Stories, Coach House
  • Style:
  • Tudor
  • Total Building Square Footage:
  • 12429
  • Type Of Roof:
  • Slate
  • Year Built:
  • 1884
  • Common Area:
  • Park/Playground, Pond/Lake, Curbs/Gutters, Sidewalks, Street Paved
  • Lot Description:
  • Landscaped Professionally, Water View, Mature Trees
  • Lot Size:
  • .50-.99 Acre
  • Property Taxes:
  • $67,240
  • Tax Year:
  • 2019
  • Attic Present:
  • Finished, Full
  • Bathroom Description:
  • Separate Shower, Soaking Tub
  • Bedroom #2 Dimensions:
  • 17x14
  • Bedroom #2 On Level:
  • 2nd Level
  • Bedroom #3 Dimensions:
  • 20x15
  • Bedroom #3 On Level:
  • 2nd Level
  • Bedroom #4 Dimensions:
  • 19x13
  • Bedroom #4 On Level:
  • 2nd Level
  • Bedrooms On Upper Level:
  • 6
  • Dining Room:
  • Separate
  • Dining Room Dimensions:
  • 20x19
  • Dining Room Level:
  • Main Level
  • Family Room Dimensions:
  • 17x27
  • Family Room Level:
  • 3rd Level
  • Kitchen:
  • Eating Area-Breakfast Bar, Island, Pantry-Butler
  • Kitchen Dimensions:
  • 23x12
  • Kitchen Level:
  • Main Level
  • Laundry Room Level:
  • Walkout Basement
  • Living Room Dimensions:
  • 38x21
  • Living Room Level:
  • Main Level
  • Master Bathroom Description:
  • Full
  • Master Bedroom Dimensions:
  • 20x15
  • Master Bedroom Location:
  • 2nd Level
  • Other Rooms:
  • 5th Bedroom, 6th Bedroom, Breakfast Room, Office, Library, Recreation Room, Exercise Room, Media Room, 2nd Kitchen, Foyer
  • Total Rooms:
  • 17
  • Driveway:
  • Brick, Off Alley
  • Garage Capacity:
  • 6
  • Garage Description:
  • Detached
  • Appliances:
  • Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, All Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, Wine Cooler/Refrigerator, Range Hood
  • Cooling System:
  • Central Air, Zoned, Geothermal
  • Existing Water:
  • Lake Michigan, Public
  • Sewage Type:
  • Sewer-Public
  • Waterfront:
  • Yes






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